What does childbirth feel like?

I'm a childfree-by-choice woman, never been pregnant much less had to think of what childbirth was like. I have a new writing project and may have to describe a birthing scene (a first for me to write) and wanted as many perspectives as possible. Natural birth only - no Caesarians please, sorry. And please let me know if you were administered anything to relieve the pain before and/or after.

The question is mainly for the ladies, but if any men have any input on what their wives or girlfriends went through, or what you felt as a man if you were involved in the birthing process, I would love to read what you have to say too. Thanks, everyone!
What does childbirth feel like?
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